Following the unforeseen retirement of Brilliant Khuzwayo from professional football this week, clarity has been provided on the future of experienced goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs.
As some of Mzansi’s veterans, including Siyabonga Nomvethe (41) and Teko Modise (36), called it quits from professional football at the end of last season, Josephs has also been linked with following the same route.
The 39-year-old shot-stopper, whose career has went on for over 20 years since he started at Cape Town Spurs in 1997, confirmed last year that he had been offered a player/coach role at his previous club Bidvest Wits, before he deced on joining AmaZulu to continue only as a player.
Although he did not play much at Usuthu last season, after making only six Absa Premiership appearances and largely being an understudy to Siyabonga Mbatha, Josephs is staying on to fight for a position in coach Cavin Johnson’s team in the new season, as confirmed by the KwaZulu-Natal club.
“Moeneeb has that new season! Over 20 years later, Slimkat is still going strong!,” confirmed Usuthu on the club’s official Twitter account.
In May, Energy Murambadoro, who competed with Josephs and Mbatha in AmaZulu’s goalkeeping department, announced his retirement at 36 years old.